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21 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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US Policy

  • Report to Congress: Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq US Department of Defense 21 Jul 2005 -- "The report is divided into two sections (...) The initial section of the report focuses on Stability and Security in Iraq and enumerates goals and progress regarding Iraq's political stability, security environment, and economic progress. The second section of the report, on Security Force Training and Performance, provides indicators of the training and development of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), including the forces of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) and the police and other paramilitary forces of the Ministry of Interior (MOI)." [PDF]
  • Official Warns Against Misinterpreting Iraqi Forces Report AFPS 21 Jul 2005 -- A Pentagon report detailing the readiness of Iraqi security forces should not be interpreted to mean that Iraqis aren't meeting expectations, a military official in Baghdad said today.
  • Indicators Show Progress Toward Stable Iraq, DoD Report States AFPS 21 Jul 2005 -- Terrorists in Iraq have been unable to derail the political process, a new Defense Department report on Iraqi stability and security states. Still, the report contends, insurgents "remain capable, adaptable, and intent on carrying out attacks."
  • Iraq Report Measures Political, Economic, Security Improvements Washington File 21 Jul 2005 -- A new 23-page report on Iraq prepared by the Defense Department at the behest of Congress finds that a still virulent, but largely confined, Iraqi insurgency has failed to derail that country's movement toward democracy.

  • U.S. Defense Chief Says Iraq Militants Still Effective RFE/RL 21 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday that a new Pentagon assessment has concluded that militants remain effective and intent on carrying out attacks targeting Iraqi officials and civilians.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Italy Lower House Approves Funds for Extended Iraq Deployment VOA 21 Jul 2005 -- Italy's lower house of parliament has approved funding to extend the deployment of Italian troops in Iraq. Cabinet ministers also reached agreement on a new anti-terror package, which had caused some friction within the ruling coalition government.

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